John Molyneux (academic)
John Molyneux (born c. 1948) is a British Trotskyist, academic and author. He has been a leading member of the Socialist Workers Party before retiring to Ireland, where he became active in the Irish SWP.
During his time in Portsmouth he organised a number of demonstrations, including getting 12 coaches of people to the 2003 demonstration against the Iraq War, in London. In January 2009 he was arrested for organising a peace rally of 400 people against the Israeli attacks on Gaza.
He is noted for writing a bulletin headed "Democracy in the SWP", which argued that, though the SWP is democratic, it needs to be more so, prompting the Communist Party of Great Britain to call him a "loyal rebel". In 2006 he set up a blog where he 'writes mainly about Marxist theory and art'.
- What is the real Marxist tradition? (1985)
- 'National Oppression and National Liberation Movements'
- Leon Trotsky's theory of revolution
- Rembrandt and Revolution - ISBN 1-872208-15-0
- The Future Socialist Society - ISBN 0-905998-60-X
- Marxism and the Party (1978) - ISBN 0-906224-28-4
- The necessity of Respect (2004)
- Anarchism: A Marxist Criticism (2011) - ISBN 978-1-905192-88-5
- Will the Revolution be Televised? A Marxist Analysis of the Media (2011) - ISBN 978-1-905192-91-5
- The Point is to Change It! An Introduction to Marxist Philosophy (2012)
- Rachel Hine, "Protest leader arrested at march", The Portsmouth News, 4 January 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- The Anatomists: Dr John Molyneux on Gunter von Hagens, Channel 4, 11 June 2009. retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "New book on Marxism to be launched in Charlie Byrne’s", Galway Advertiser, 18 October 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Rebecca Short, "The Point is to Change It", Socialist Review, July/August 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013.